Japanese Tales Questions and Answers

Japanese Tales

The moral of the tale is that the greatest gifts are those that come unexpectedly. The old wood-cutter has shown great kindness to the injured sparrow without expecting anything in return. Yet his...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2018, 9:28 am (UTC)

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Japanese Tales

The dominant theme of this folktale is that of kindness being rewarded with kindness, or, perhaps more specifically, reciprocity. After the old lady cuts the sparrow's tongue for pecking at the...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012, 9:50 pm (UTC)

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Japanese Tales

The sparrow's plan of attack on the old woman was clearly a good one. First of all, we can tell this because the plan worked. But it is also clear that the plan showed a good understanding of the...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012, 8:24 pm (UTC)

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Japanese Tales

Yamato Takeru, a legendary prince, was known for his bravery and his ingenuity when it came to defeating his enemies. The prince was banished by his father, the emperor, after Yamato Takeru killed...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2017, 4:14 pm (UTC)

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Japanese Tales

Sparrow's plan is certainly intricate, and in many ways calculated to dispense justice in the most effective way. Sparrow rewarded the old man for his kindness while punishing the old woman for her...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012, 10:08 pm (UTC)

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